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the battleground states that were so heavily fought over in the most expensive race in u.s. history. it was early this morning when the president appeared with his family, becoming the third consecutive two-term president we elected. not happening since the presidents jefferson, madison and monroe. president obama won both a decisive victory in both the electoral college. and here on the east, the nor'easter, a storm so fierce the governor of new jersey said it will move the state's recovery effort backward for a time. and here is a look at the skating rink we used as part of the coverage on election night. tonight, it is under a layer of swirling snow. back inside, we begin with what happened last night. the president's historic re-election to a second term. he is back on his way to the white house tonight, where kristen welker starts off the coverage. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, after the grueling election, the president returns back to the white house. and with the economy limping back to health, the stakes could not be higher. the president headed back to washington where
right here on maryland route 97 near rolling hills drive. police tell us a car clipped the bus, causing it to flip onto its side. one student was on board at the time and was not hurt. both drivers suffered minor injuries. there's no word on which driver was at fault. >>> the ntsb has arrived at the scene of a tragedy in texas. last night a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans and their families. four men who served our country were killed in that crash. nbc's jay gray is live now in midland, texas, where some service members rushed to help save lives just seconds after the impact. jay? >> reporter: yeah, jim, you're right, heroes here. it began as a celebration to honor our nation's heroes but in a matter of minutes at the intersection behind me, it shifted to chaos. now it's giving way to a weekend of mourning here. it stood almost like a memorial to the fallen. not the kind that was planned or that anyone wants to see. >> it was tragic. it was devastating. >> reporter: the twisted metal of a flatbed trailer and the train that smashed into a veterans par
impact for us. the potential is there for some rain and maybe some snow for our region. we'll talk more about that. but take a look at this, freeze warnings in effect for the areas that have not seen it yet, including the district. just about everybody seeing temperatures at or below freezing tonight. wait until i show you how cold the numbers get overnight. >>> the presidential election down to the wire in this 11th hour. the night before the election, it is too close to call and virginia is extremely important. today mitt romney has an action-packed schedule today. four states, including a stop in fairfax and george mason. new presidential numbers for virginia came out today. the nbc "wall street journal" survey puts 48% for president obama, 47% for romney. and the rasmussen poll shows 50% for romney, 48% for the president in the commonwealth. julie carey joins us from fairfax on romney's pit stop this afternoon. julie? >> reporter: well, it is emptied out now, but a short while ago the patriots center was filled up to the very top row. supporters here eager to show enthusiasm th
they do about politics. >> reporter: and an increased use of the teleprompter, aides say, to avoid exhaustion-induced mistakes. advisers are confident their argument has been made and heard. all that's left, they say, is driving their supporters to the polls. >> i need your vote, i need your work. walk with me. let's walk together. tomorrow is a new beginning. >> reporter: and brian, even at this late hour, romney advisers remain exceedingly confident they will win this election tomorrow. they dispute polls that show them trailing and cite strength of support among independents and a more enthusiastic base. >> peter alexander starting us off with the romney campaign. and now over to the obama campaign, the president's final push also rode through ohio today. his final stop tonight in iowa, however. nbc's kristen welker with us tonight from des moines. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. president obama is spendsing this day defending his midwest firewall. last stop right here in ohio, a state that holds special meaning and also crucial electoral votes. it's the last p
patrol tip line at 202-885-4444 or e-mail them. tips@news4iteam.com. make sure to give us the location of the problem. >>> it remakes beautiful out there and unseasonably cold this morning. >> we're voting on some good weather. >> it's good weather for election day tomorrow but it's going to be unseasonably chilly. as we look at the region. the morning cloud cover breaking up here. still, it is mostly cloudy out of the mountains. but it should get sunny there too as the day progresses. still a chill in the air all around the region. it's accompanied by a blustery wind gusting to around 20 miles an hour. meanwhile, there is a spin in the midlevels of the atmosphere triggering rain over missouri and arkansas. that's diving south. as it passes over north florida later today into tomorrow morning, it will reform as a coastal area of low pressure and perhaps give us and perhaps likely give us a coastal storm here beginning on wednesday, into wednesday night and thursday. a combination of different types of precipitation. i'll sort it all out for you. the latest on that coming up. along with
at the cincinnati inquirer. the headline, it's all up to us. ohio at the center of the political universe. while this state may, in fact, be important, it wasn't the first to vote. for the first time ever and with its lowest turnout in almost 50 years, a tie this morning in tiny dixville, notch. just after midnight they cast 5 votes for president obama, 5 for governor romney. a few hours south in manchester the governor ends his campaign. >> the last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. it's evident in the size of these crowds like this tonight. my goodness. and i understand that there are a few thousand people outdoors that couldn't get in too. >> reporter: after voting near boston this morning, the governor hit the road again thanking campaign workers in pennsylvania and ohio, two key states he hopes to win. president obama wakes up this morning back home in chicago. he plans to continue an election day tradition. a game of basketball before watching results tonight. last night his final campaign rally ever. in iowa, where he first
now. but guess what? there is another storm with the mid-atlantic. veronica johnson is live for us in the weather center. lay it on us, veronica. >> of course we mentioned a storm system yesterday. we're still looking at it on some of the guidance and weather maps as it looks as though more and more will be developing right off the carolina capes and moving northward. we're tall more about that moving forward, but for today mostly cloudy again and chilly too. it's been a blustery day for us 37 look at the winds throughout the area. 25 to 29 miles per hour wind gusts currently being reported. again, with the day where we've had very limited blue sky yet again, at one point, though, this morning it looked like we were getting a little more clearing in here, but the clouds again are winning out. what's left of sandy spinning way off to the north. 51 degrees columbia heights and petworth. good afternoon to you guys in virginia, chantaly, frankownia 49 degrees. 50 degrees right now in prince george's county over in mitchellville, maryland. here's a look at your forecast for the evening.
.c. darcy spencer joins us live with the breaking developments. darcy? >> reporter: jim, i just got off the phone with the d.c. police and i can confirm that an arrest has been made in this case. we're awaiting additional details. but i can tell you the suspect's name is tieran mcelraft, arrested today, just 18 years old, on burglary one. that involved burglary where an assault was involved in that. the victim just 81 years old. police returned to the scene here on mckinley street around 45 minutes ago to collect additional evidence. this crime happened somewhere between 11:45 yesterday morning and 12:30 in the afternoon. the victim, she is blind and she is hard of hearing. the suspect apparently got into her home through a broken basement window. then there was some sort of encounter between that suspect and the victim inside her home. at that point they tell us that she was punched in her head and face. now, yesterday she was found by a mailman here. and he indicated she was barely kpgs. and she was confused. right at her own doorstep. >> the nature of the crime is a heinous crime, a
the latest developments tonight on news4 at 5:00. >>> unprecedented penalty, bp has agreed to pay a record u.s. fine for the massive oil spill down in the gulf of mexico in a settlement with the justice department. they'll pay $4.5 billion and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges. the government also charged two top bp officers with manslaughter in connection with the 11 people who died onboard the deep water horizon two years ago. jay gray explains why bp could still face more charges. >> reporter: the oil spread for miles after the collapse of the deepwater horizon well, choking away wildlife and crippling communities all along the gulf coast. and today, more than two years after the disaster, we learn the punishment is far-reaching as well. >> this marks both the largest single criminal find, more than $1.25 billion, and the largest total criminal resolution, $4 billion, in the history of the united states. >> reporter: as part of an agreement announced this afternoon in new orleans, bp will plead guilty to 14 felony charges for its role in the worst oil spill in u.s. history. among the most
. they have not confirmed that to us. we'll continue to stay on the story all day long. keith, back to you. >> tony with the latest from the scene. thanks for checking in. >>> within the hour, nancy pelosi announced she plans to stay in her position as house minority leader. she raised millions of dollars to put democrats back in power. they fell short of winning the house majority last week. still, pelosi succeeded in electing the most diverse caucus in the nation's history. >> as you look forward, understand that you are looking into the future. the future of empowerment of women in america. i have made a decision to submit my name to my colleagues to once again serve as the house democratic leader. >> nancy pelosi was the first and so far, only woman elected speaker of the house. she served from 2007 to 2011. in a related development on the republican side, ang us king will go with democrats. he's an ind pen dend. >>> president obama will hold a news conference. he'll have to address the david petraeus scandal as well as the looming fiscal cliff. it may be the republicans, not the democ
could get rain and snow. storm-team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson will tell us how much and when. >>> but first, decision day after months and months of campaigning. billions of dollars spent. the election is finally here. the final push that could decide the course of the country for the next four years. this is it. good afternoon, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. we are on the trail with president obama and mitt romney. and we're also watching the polls in your neighborhood. we begin with news4's adam tuss in battleground virginia. he joins us live. the lines have been long today. >> reporter: here at this polling place, the line has been about two and a half to three hours long all day. right now, it is moving. that's the good news. it still stretches down the hill and then has to go into the building. waiting to be a part of history. some in the cold shade dance a jig to stay warm keeping the feet moving. once inside the door, greeted by reality again. the line here snaking around corners. twisting and turning before the finish line finally in sight. >> it h
cut deals on taxes and spending. >> american people want us to work together. republicans want us to work together. >> reporter: and house speaker john boehner opened the door to higher taxes. >> for the purposes of forging a bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem, we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> reporter: conceding his loss, mitt romney called for compromise. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: how did the people of america reject romney? one reason is, our population has changed. a smaller share of whites voted, down to 72% of the total. more minorities voting, more young people. changes that favor democrats like barack obama. he reached out last night to romney backers. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. >> reporter: some republicans say they better learn, from an election that gave barack obama four more years. bipartisanship will get the media test,he
's exactly what could happen. >> if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for change. help us win this. >> reporter: with bruce springsteen, president obama started today in wisconsin. >> you know that i'll fight for you and your families every single day, as hard as i know how. >> reporter: last night colorado, a huge rally. after a shimmy with stevie wonder in cincinnati, ohio. the president urged his backers to vote today. the lineso early voting in ohio have been long, but republicans won a fight to shorten voting hours. mary jenkins was out to get obama backers to the polls. she figured she could make the difference nationally. >> i wouldn't be able to sleep at night if i didn't put in every shift that i'm putting in over these four days. thank you so much for your enthusiasm. >> reporter: across town is a mitt romney phone bank. >> we're just calling to remind you your vote is very important. >> reporter: republicans figure their work couldecide the presidency, like the democrats. >> it will go a very, very long way to winning this state. >> reporter: governor romney lef
about politics. >> and politics is letting us down so much. daniel day-lewis. >> unbelievable character. i got to meet him and it hadn't been announced yet so they asked me to take him to springfield under an assumed name. the law offices, the museum, don't let anyone know it's us. somebody wanted a sandwich, some other people with us and somebody in the sandwich shop suddenly saw him and took a picture and they had to announce that daniel day was lincoln. i took him through mary and lincoln's house and the ceilings were low and he couldn't wait to get out. he felt claustrophobic in the house and lincoln was claustrophobic in that house. he said he needed another year, i have to learn about this man. i would get messages, i need to read about henry clay and gone back in time. an extraordinary character. >> once he became lincoln in a filming of this, there was no more daniel day-lewis. >> absolutely. when i went to richmond to the set, they would have pictures of sally field and mary there and thaddeus stevens and tommy lee jones and at the top it said lincoln. the guy who played stanto
, the results of an alarming study about cell phone use by pregnant women and the danger it may present to the unborn baby. >> and we're preparing for a wedding wedding. it's wedding week. the perfect fall setting with all the fixings. >> good morning. i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. it's monday, november 12th, 2012. we honor those who served our country. right now, a d.c. group is preparing a luncheon for veterans who are homeless, in need of help. a place with an unbelievable history. >> reporter: this place has been around since 184. more on that in a minute. these guys cater towards vets. they're doing what they do best every day, and that's help out those who have helped us live the life that we lead every single day. the mission today keynote speaker retired u.s. army general pete fuller. he's in to, as we say, trade war stories. the mission, $5 million worth of food a year. it's not just vets. they also help out other men and women as well as young children. they also have extended care, 18 months, and also help out with counseling. this place was the original number
-author of the petraus biography breaks his silence. >> jim rosenfeld joins us live. >> reporter: first, we want to show you video from charlotte. this is outside paul paula broadwell's home. f.b.i. agents went into the hois as part of a consensual search ashe f.b.i. wraps up its investigation. while broadwell hasn't been seen since the scandal broke last week, others closely connected to the story are now talking. >> i was dumbfounded when i heard about the affair. >> reporter: breaking his silence tonight. >> what was a question in my mind, quite frankly, was why general petraus was granting paula broadwell the kind of access he fwranted her. >> reporter: it was concerned brought to the f.b.i. by this woman that helped bring down the cia director. a family friend and social liaison, kelly was said to be alarmed by anonymous e-mails. the first referred to kelly socializing with other generals in tampa. behavior the writer suggested was inappropriate and should stop. by june, kelly went to the f.b.i. with multiple anonymous e-mails that she felt were pe nasing. the f.b.i. began a cyber stalking case met
to see. are certain employees getting parking privileges the rest of us don't get. news4's iteam has been undercover for the mast month to find out who's parking for free. tisha thompson has our report. >> reporter: pay to park, or pay the fine. >> what happens if you don't pay the meter? >> then you get a ticket. >> reporter: parking officers don't play around in the district. >> i got a ticket. i'm only three minutes over the time limit. >> reporter: but after getting a tip from a viewer, the news4 iteam started its own parking patrol. wait until you see which district employees are illegally parking all day. and getting away with it. >> oh, wow. that's interesting. >> well, i think it's unfair. >> reporter: it's 7:00 a.m. spots are filling up fast around the d.c. government's center on 14th in northwest. while some drivers drop in coins, it's hard not to notice, car after car after car sitting at unpaid meters. hanging on the mirror? handicapped placards. according to d.c. law, placards only allow you free parking for twice the posted time on the meter. we watched this guy day after da
and neighbors are reacting to the robbery that's rattled their upscale neighborhood. darcy spencer joins us from northwest d.c. >> reporter: i was able to speak to the victim's daughter off camera this evening. she tells me she was able to visit her mom in the hospital. the good news here? she is going to make a recovery. the family says they're very pleased with the exceptional police work that led to this arrest. the daughter of an 81-year-old woman who was robbed and beaten in her own home tells news4 she'll be okay. the victim has lived here for decades and while she's legally blind she's known to take walks every day. >> she's a very fine person, and i'm really sorry that anybody would abuse her like that. >> reporter: police arrest eed 18-year-old, charging him will with burglarizing an occupied home. will they say he punch the victim and walked away with her computer. >> it's a heinous, violent crime. the person who did this as far as i'm concerned is a coward. >> police say he got in through a broken window which is surrounded by bamboo. neighbors tell me the victim planted bamboo around
in long lines as we speak to have their voices heard. melissa mollet joins us with more on how the presidential candidates are spending their election day. good morning. with hours to go until the results start rolling in, a day of waiting in line for voters and a waiting game for the candidates before we will all know who will be the next president of the united states. president obama has radio and tv interviews scheduled throughout the day. it's done with the rope. he traveled more than 1,000 miles in wisconsin, and ohio. he made personal phone calls urging people to vote. >> hey, karen. barack obama. >> reporter: he and the first lady arrived in chicago to await the results. the president plans to spend part of the day playing a basketball game with advisers and friends. mrs. obama voted early as did the president. his final campaign event in iowa, the state that gave the president his 2008 victory. >> when the stakes said you wouldn't, you said yes we can. in politics, it's not winning elections, it's making sure you are delivering for the folks who sent you. >> reporter:
with us. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang for this morning after election night. this morning the long and hard fought presidential election is over with president barack obama voted into office for a second term. >> it is a decisive victory for the president, at least in the electoral college. take a look at the race. to 270 in terms of electoral votes, president obama wins with 303 over former massachusetts governor mitt romney's 200 electoral votes, this without florida, which is still considered too close to call with 97% of the precincts reporting, although president obama does have a narrow lead. >> the president picked up many battlegrounds states, including virginia, colorado, and the all important ohio. he declared victory to an ecstatic group of supporters in chicago. the president was joined on stage just like four years ago with the first lady and their two daughters. >> shortly before that, governor romney addressed a crowd of disappointed supporters. they both said in their speeches that now that the election is over. it is time for republicans and democrats to w
happy you are with us today, a little semi dreary, but we are gonna -- >> yeah. >> we're going have our way with that. >> we certainly are. okay. we have an issue that we are haring more and more about. we thought we just had an issue yesterday, but apparently it's continuing. >> a minor issue, but it's growing. like a -- >> but on monday. >> i think it was monday, she was supposed to be our lead guest. >> chelsea handler was supposed to be our lead guest. and that means at 10:00, we go on live, that was gonna happen. at 8:30, ring ring, phone rings, chelsea's not feeling good. >> sick all night we were told. >> sick all night. >> we decided it would be -- she decided it would be a good idea to confess on another national show. >> because even at the time, we said now it would be interesting to see if she shows up at jimmy fallon. >> let's watch. 'cause she did. let's remember this. >> i wasn't sick. >> so you -- >> no, no i wasn't drunk or anything. i literally walked into a shower door this morning, i hit my eye and so everything's puffy. it was just like i couldn't go with kathie lee
us what's going on at the scene. tony? >> reporter: still a very, very active scene here in district heights. i want to show you a picture of the scene now. federal agents still at the house. many, many agents are going in and out of the house. they were in the backyard all morning long. this morning, it was a d.c. fbi field office search warrant. they were assisted by the s.w.a.t. team. they came in around 6:00, 6:15 this morning. when they got in the house, one of the s.w.a.t. team members felt threatened. at that time, he fired his weapon. no one was hit. a woman inside the house did sustain a non-life threatening injury. she was taken to the hospital with superficial wounds. that is the latest we know on her condition. no word on why they did hit this house this morning or what the search warrant contained or what they were looking for. barbara and keith, a very, very active scene here in district heights. many, many fbi agents are still at this house collecting evidence. we saw them this morning going through the house and into the backyard. we are going continue to follow this
on the hill today briefed some lawmakers on libya. one, a democrat said the account backed rice. that u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect account that she passed on. >> that this was a spontaneous protest that evolved into something militant. that was the best information. they said they had at the time. >> reporter: there had been earlier attacks in benghazi. house republicans hammered the administration reaction. >> the people back at state here in washington continued to deny additional security. and they continued to do away with security that was already there. >> reporter: democrats pushed back. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president, or the secretary of state, or the united nations ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> reporter: a fight over a tragedy that could become, by david petraeus, who as cia director went to benghazi to investigate and will testify to congress tomorrow. petraeus may have quit in disgrace when he admitted adultery, but his believability on national security and bipartisanship will most probably lead both
tired, then i ask you to vote for change. help us win this. >> reporter: with bruce springsteen, president obama started today in wisconsin. >> you know that i'll fight for you and your families every single day, as hard as i know how. >> reporter: last night colorado, a huge rally. after a shimmy with stevie wonder in cincinnati, ohio. the president urged his backers to vote today. the lines to early voting in ohio have been long. but republicans won a fight to shorten voting hours. mary jenkins was out to get obama backers to the polls. she figured she could make the difference nationally. >> i wouldn't be able to sleep at night if i didn't put in every shift that i'm putting in over these four days. thank you so much for your enthusiasm. >> reporter: across town is a mitt romney phone bank. >> we're just calling to remind you that your vote is very important. >> reporter: ohio republicans, like democrats, figure their work could decide the presidency. >> if this county ends up red for mitt romney, it will go a very, very long way to winning this state. >> reporter: governorom
be challenging for thousands of people who use metro. the transit system is operating on a reduced schedule. jackie bensen joins us from friendship heights now. >> reporter: wendy, it's hard to tell at this point. metro did add some trains. a pre-scheduled move around 9:00 this morning. i think a lot of people are going to stagger their departure from work to avoid a repeat of this morning. in clarendon, there was frustration. d.c.-bound riders who had already experienced single tracking delays on the orange line between the vienna and church stations had to take a bus bridge from east falls church to the claren deny station, because the boston and other station ws are closed. all of it for trackwork. >> do you have to work today? >> yes, i do. that's where i'm on my way right now. >> are you going to be late? >> i don't know. i hope not. >> i'm supposed to go to the dentist. i guess i'm going to be late. >> reporter: these twitter pictures were sent by red line riders. they show pictures of crowded platforms where trains were being single tracked. >> i went down into the bethesda station t
conference. we have a reporter at the press conference. he'll tell us why and when the schools will be shut down. >>> our studio has been transformed into an elegant winter scene for today's wedding. today, music, food and the perfect dress for the winter wedding of your dreams. good morning. welcome to news 4 midday. i'm keith russell. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's tuesday, november 13th, 2012. we have breaking news. unusual scene in court. just now, it ended with no plea deal were suspected east coast rapist. prosecutors believe aaron thomas was going to plead guilty for the 2009 attack on three teenagers. there was confusion as he hesitated to enter a plea. he said i don't know what way is right and which way is wrong. after a short recess, he backed out of the plea deal. julie carey is in court and will bring the latest. >>> kwame brown is being sentenced on a federal bank charge. he resigned from the d.c. council. brown admitted to lying on applications to obtain bank loans. he faces up to six months in prison. prosecution is asking for six days followed by supervised release. we'll br
. >> something has to be done immediately. >> you need to come here and help us. >> also, the strange, dark and powerless world that lower manhattan has become. >> my neighbors have been wonderful. >> and across the river, we ride along with one very hands-on mayor. >> we've got some diapers. i hope these are going to fit. >> we also travel to the devastated jersey shore to see what remains of a treasured way of life. >> i first walked these boards holding my dad's hands when i was a little kid. >> tonight, following this massive storm and as the crisis it has triggered enters a new phase, we'll cover it all as "rock center" gets under way. >>> good evening and welcome to "rock center." we have an enormous area of this country including the most densely populated region of the united states in the grips of an enormous and ongoing crisis tonight. this is another dark, cold night for millions of people and just today for a lot of people, things started feeling a little unhinged because some of the machinery of a civil society has stopped working. houses are ripped apart, people don't have pow
-atlantic at this hour and it could mean snow for some of us. let's go over to veronica johnson. >> yes, still a strong coastal storm. as i said yesterday, the storm system more off the coast and still trying to overcome a lot of dry air. so this is how our day has looked pretty much with really precipitation falling throughout. just got off the phone with a friend of mine up in essex, maryland, areas northeast baltimore, where there's been a few drops of rain falling there. let's take me up to philadelphia, pennsylvania, where they've had flakes of snow. in fact, bigger flakes. you can see covering the camera lens. you can see the traffic down below. philadelphia, pennsylvania, from this coastal storm, one of the areas that's expecting some of the higherccumulating snowfalls. trenton, new jersey, and up around hartford, connecticut. back to what's going on here. you can see the trend, the moisture pushing throughout the morning hours. the afternoon hours from east to west, now leesburg, d.c., waldorf, leonardtown. very few reports of much of anything falling here. in new jersey, look at that white, di
. unfortunately that could mean more power outages. for us, 45 degrees, winds out of the north at 16 miles per hour. cloudy skies with rain moving in. temperatures are on the cold side. look at these windchills, sitting at 35 in gaithersburg, 38 at the airport and 37 in manassas. once again, this will not be a big event for us. i'll come back and tell you what the big event will be, though, in just a minute. >>> a live look at reagan national airport where a number of flights heading north have been canceled already. united airlines suspended most of its service this afternoon. american airlines joined in. canceling flights to philadelphia. most airlines are warning passengers they need to reschedule and waiving some flight fees. >>> after his victory last night, president obama and the first family are due back in washington this hour. his long day started with the early-morning victory speech. soon he needs to get back to work with congress to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. keith russell is tracking the president's travel today. keith? >> hey, wendy. president obama and the first family a
using the energy in virginia which again would create more jobs. >> reporter: voter core win long said he made his decision for tim kaine. >> he is a moderate democrat. i favor moderate republicans and moderate democrats. the choice between those two so i went with the democrat. >> reporter: some voters say no mat here the final vote goes to, it is a relief to see the end of the tv ads in particular. >> anything on television without having ads. and i am so sick of it. >> reporter: some political watchers expect that the virginia senate race will be followed by the presidential race, meaning that if the democrats take presidency, tim kaine will be senator. if it goes to the republicans, then george allen. we'll have to see. we'll explore that more at 6:00. richard jordan, news4. >> voting wasn't quick or easy for thousands of people in our area who waited in long lines today. and it didn't matter whether you voted in virginia, the district or maryland. a look at some of the problems that slowed down voting. >> reporter: they've handled here at roosevelt high school. these are people he
for a possible ground invasion. we're live in gaza. >>> and coming to america. the u.s., a beacon of freedom and hope for people all around the world. the dream of citizenship about to be fulfilled from these people. they come from different lands with different stories t tell, but they will all become americans live today, friday, november 16th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. as we look at statue of liberty live, we are going to witness something really remarkable today on our plaza, and if there's a dry eye left when this ceremony is over i'll be amazed. 30 people who have worked so hard to become u.s. citizens, a wait that sometimes was measured in decades will become u.s. citizens on our plaza. >> so many of us take it for granted. those people out on the plaza do not take it for granted. their family members are here to witness it as well. it's amazing. >> one minute familie
was there was a political conversation that used to happen on the bus, in tv studios and started to happen in blogs around 2008 and if you wanted somebody to see you attacked him, you would e-mail it to him to respond. this cycle what happened, there was a centralized stream on twitter, all of these things being said were being said in this very direct way and people saying them to each other and previously outside could jump into the conversation. >> it's a level of interactivity in political dialogue became bigger than anything the traditional media could do on its own. you had traditional media doing its thing and people real time talking back and then talking to each other about it. >> and becoming -- people kind of fighting their way into the conversation on the merits of being interesting people with interesting things to say which was really cool. on the other hand people screaming their way by being psychco paths. >> we still have what could be a 51-48, relatively narrow margin of victory for president, even though larger in the electoral college and this is where we've been since 2000. we see thi
rocket and missile attacks on its civilians. >> nbc's martin fletcher is live for us in tel aviv. martin, what's the latest? >> reporter: lynn, good morning. following up on netanyahu's threat. last night 16,000 israeli reserve soldiers were called up. they've called up half of that number of 30,000. they're moving south of where the army is moving south of the border. they're moving down tanks, armored personnel carriers. among those reserve soldiers called up also included officers and soldiers who are experienced specialty is dealing with enemy civilian population. yet another hint that an israeli ground invasion is very much on the curb. it's not been ordered. there was a cease fire briefly in gaza this morning because the egyptian prime minister have been visiting gaza on the one hand as a show of support for the palestinians. they're also trying to encourage hamas to have a cease fire. already this morning there's been 85 rocket attacks by israel against palestinian targets in 45 minutes. that was a heck of a 45 minutes targeting mostly underground rocket launching sites. israel ha
>> based on our investigation, it led us to the state's attorney's office who decided we should go forward with charges. >> reporter: as spelled out in court documents, one of the victims was a neighbor of the accused who stayed for a period at the farrow home because of problems at his own home. the alleged incidents were said to have happened most of the time at farrow's home, either in the house in a basement or spare bedroom. it's also alleged there were encounters in a trailer on the property. according to court documents, there was at least one incident of inappropriate behavior while farrow's wife was home asleep. farrow allegedly began by showing the youths pornographic videos and the contact escalated to sexual touching and oral sex. they were alleged to have happened with both boys present. the documents say the two youths had refused to perform acts on each other despite farrow's urging. when the boys were 13 or 14 years old, the activity stopped. >> they're not ruling out the possibility of other victims out there. >> reporter: farrow was ordered held on $250,000 bond.
of the storm was horrible for us respecting people's ability to get to the polls. >> reporter: this weekend the state announced it will let voters displaced by sandy e-mail or fax their ballots in. and military trucks may be deployed as backup polling stations. all these issues could lead to an election storm that leads to confusion and even chaos at the polls on tuesday. >>> we want to let you know that brian williams and our entire political team will be with you every step of the way on election night. our coverage begins at 7:00, 6 central on tuesday night. >>> amid the long lines for gas and the long wait for power, a new crisis emerges after sandy, where will people live during the long recovery. >>> and another storm, taking aim at some of the hardest hit areas. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase
until you get to the tight shot. >> chuck bell, what do you have for us this morning? >> my lips are chapped too. it's fun eny you would say that. i was looking for the chap stick for the first time of the cold weather season. if you haven't found it at your house, start looking. because the weather won't get more moist any time too soon. so for temperatures this morning, cold indeed. 41 at national airport. we did drop below 40 degrees a couple of hours ago at national. first time below 40 at national since early march. yes, indeed, a change in the seasons for sure. storm team 4 radar shows no rain drops too close to us. a few drops toward the virginia beach area, those won't bother us. dry in the upstream direction for us as well. sunday planner, cold day today. sunshine for most. fighting cloud cover across parts of northern and central virginia. we'll keep an eye on that won't both every anybody. temperatures in the low 50s. heading out to the redskins game, 1:00 to 4:00 this afternoon. mid to upper 40s with breaks of sunshine from time to time. we'll talk to your back to wor
with retired four-star u.s. army general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated, best known general of the modern era. he resigned on friday, admitting to an affair. he was immediately linked to paula broadwell, like petraeus, she went to west point, an academic and a veteran who wrote a biography of petraeus. we know about the affair because of jill kelley, she alerted the fbi, said she was getting anonymous harassing e-mails, turns out they were from broadwell. kelley dealt with a lot of generals both in the military and socially in tampa. overnight we learned another four-star general is involved. our current commander in afghanistan, he took over when petraeus left, marine corps general john allen. now being investigated for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley of tampa. both of them deny any untoward relationship. and there's one more thing, the fbi is reviewing the conduct of the first agent who investigated jill kelley's e-mails in the first place, because he allegedly sent shirtless photos to jill kelley. in plain english, this is a m
outages as a result of snow and wind yesterday, which set us back slightly. >> reporter: and the hard-hit area goes as far as point pleasant, new jersey. >> any time you have snow on top, doesn't make it much easier. >> reporter: crews around the country were already working around the clock. this team came from washington state. >> it is overwhelming, people don't realize, they see their small area, they wonder why it takes so long to get their power back on, but the amount of devastation is just so widespread that it is crazy. >> reporter: just down the road in bay head, the duncan's home is in -- unlivable. like many, they wonder when the crazy weather will finally end. >> i mean, it is just like a joke, no, it is too cold for the locusts. >> reporter: surprising resiliency, for people who face daunting recovery. they put a price on this devastating nor'easter at $33 billion, but people want to know when they will get their power back. >>> thank you, stephanie, this storm added more misery to the folks on staten island, long described as the city's forgotten borough. ann curry went
just about due north, so they're going to continue to get snow, wind, and rain in new england. for us locally, we've had a few scattered sprinkles, a little bit of flurry in the sleet activity in the last few hours, but that's ended a couple hours ago. but getting still a few sprinkles, maybe a little bit of wet snow. it's cold out of the mountains, below freezing there. but in maryland, virginia, the district, we're around 40 degrees and we'll stay that way for another few hours, just a small chance or a sprinkle or flurry. chilly and breezy by noontime. afternoon highs mid to upper 40s, to low 50s by mid afternoon. and a blustery wind. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update. first 4 traffic this thursday morning with danella. >> traveling 66 eastbound, had a crash but it quickly cleared and now it's out of the roadway altogether. this time, northbound at glebe, the accident there, still see police on the scene. travel lanes are open, and checking again, if you're traveling i-95 northbound just north of 32, had an accident involving an overturned box truck. now it looks to b
>>> good morning. breaking news. military misbehavior. overnight reports that the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, general john allen, is now under investigation. the fbi looking into thousands of, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails exchanged with the woman who sparked the probe into cia director david petraeus. where will ts all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just c
of the u.s. consulate attack there. petraeus will testify before the senate and house intelligence committees. his testimony comes a week after he resigned after admitting he had an extramarital affair. senate committee chair dianne feinstein says he still has information that is critical to this case. >> he interviewed many people, as i understand it, that were involved. so the opportunity to get his views, i think, is very important. >> this morning's closed door hearings will not cover petraeus' affair. and petraeus will still likely face questions about his indiscretion with cia investigators. the agency is launching an exploratory investigation to see if he misused any cia resources as its director. the fbi already concluded its investigation and found no evidence petraeus had mishandled classified information. >>> 6:05 right now. today president obama will begin negotiations with congressional leaders on perhaps the most important budget deal of his presidency. congressional leaders will meet with the president today at the white house. they're trying to keep the country from
parents' signatures on loan applications. >> reporter: and the government is using this guy to testify. >> exactly. he ended up getting 20 years in prison while i got 21. >> reporter: he sent a statement saying, mr. engle was convicted by a jury of fraudulently obtaining more than $1 million in four mortgage loans. that same office also fostered a case of more than $2.9 billion. somehow, those banks so hungry for those liar loans, by and large escaped criminal prosecution. >> reporter: what surprises me as somebody who has kept a pretty close eye on this over the last dozen years how people atop of the food chain had to take a fall or been prosecuted or that the government even tried to go after them. why is that? >> you know, that is the $64,000 question. i think if you were to ask the folks in washington, they will tell you that there is a lot of behavior that while it was unethical and perhaps morally suspect didn't rise to the level of criminal conduct. >> reporter: is it sometimes just easier to go to the guy who is on the bottom of the food chain? >> it's certainly a lot easier,
starts us off. >> reporter: it's been four days since hurricane sandy struck the northeast. yesterday there were screams for help in some of the worst hit areas. >> we all need help. i need help desperately. >> reporter: today, some help showed up. homeland security secretary janet napolitano toured devastated staten island. >> we have 3200 fema personnel working this storm in the northeast, and more are on their way. >> reporter: tons of relief supplies were brought into floyd bennett field in brooklyn. national guardsmen and the red cross seemed a lot more visible and fema set up relief centers throughout the storm zone. >> fema was very helpful. they came out. we were in need of clothes. in need of food. and any donation that the people have given us, we're very grateful. >> reporter: because supplies and emergency services have been at such a premium, new yorkers have wondered all week why on earth the stay's legendary marathon was still on schedule to take place sunday. early this evening, it was canceled. and on staten island, where the race always begins, residents said thank g
in the sky. we used to call that the sun. it's been nearly a week since we had anything close to a sunny day around here. i think tomorrow we finally start to turn the corner but it is going to stay chilly. so the weekend word is chilly. but at least it's going to be dry and we won't have to deal with any more crazy weather at least for a little while. a little chance to exhale. back to you. >> we want that, chuck. thanks. >> it's been a long week for people throughout the northeast after hurricane sandy. today president obama is expected to meet with top aides and lawmakers to monitor the government's response to the storm. afterwards homeland security and fema directors will visit storm damaged communities. meantime the storm is now blamed for 109 deaths in the u.s. as people continue to clean up mayor bloomberg canceled tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would boost the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now, though, the race that brings 40,000 runners to the street is off. much of the marathon would have go
is also tracking this story for us today and spoke to people who were inside that walmart store. we'll hear from them coming up tonight on news4 at 5:00. >>> cell phone video of a fight between a student and an mta bus driver in baltimore is making the rounds on youtube. the maryland transit administration says the driver in this video was removed from service pending an investigation. the video does not show what triggered the fight but the person who posted the video said the fight started when the driver told the teen to turn down her music. police are interviewing witnesses. the mta said in situations like this drivers are expected to call a supervisor. >>> calm day outdoors weatherwise. let's take a live look out there. another cold one, though. will this trend continue. >> veronica johnson knows, and tells us. hey, veronica. >> yeah, we sure layered up today. let's just say, you're going to be needing that coat, even the gloves for the next couple of days. behind me, the morning temperatures. how we started the day. we started out subfreezing so many locations. a little better
la fayette square. megan mcgrath joins us live where she talked to one of the victims. >> reporter: good morning. those shots were fired on 19th street, we are told. we spoke to one of the victims. it was a wild morning, it happened around 6:00 a.m. as people were headed out to work in the heart of downtown. we are less than a block off connecticut avenue in the heart of downtown. it started with a robbery, tu turned into a shooting when a car made its way to manson place at the corner of la fayette. he and his friends walked out of his business near jefferson place, a lounge in the area. it's his business. as they walked around the sidewalk, they were approached by three men, two of them wearing masks, all of them armed with guns. >> he came behind me. i told the girl in the car looking behind me like do you know the guy behind you? i turned around thinking it was someone i knew or someone joking th me. i saw the gun behind my back. the reaction was i smiled then i was like the moment i turned my face, there were guys behind my guys, too, my friends. pushed and grabbed my arm, twi
make up such a claim. >>> and it's the sure sign the holiday season is upon us, the arrival of the rockefeller plaza christmas tree, wednesday, november 14, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> hard to believe we're ready for the christmas tree, with you it's here. >> exactly. >> lose one direction but we gain the christmas tree. that's a good thing. >> get us in a mood that we were so depressed now that we don't have screaming teenagers on our plaza. >> we wi them. i'm willie geist in for matt? president obama bracing for some tough questions at the press conference this afternoon but the scandal involving top national security officials to a new level. >> defense secretary panetta and hillary clinton both spoke. secretary panetta said no one should leap to conclusions about general allen's e-mails to jill kelley who started this all. why did she claim to have diplomatic privileges when the state depa
's new senator. >> now is the hard work. it's time for all of us to come together. >> in maryland, casino supporters celebrating a big victory this morning. >> good morning and welcome to news 4 midday. i'm keith russell. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's wednesday, november 7th, 2012. we begin with morning with the latest post election headlines. fresh off the big win, president obama celebrating his victory. the president and the rest of the first family head back to d.c. this afternoon. tim kaine defeated george allen in the senate race. he will discuss the win in richmond at noon. maryland voters passed all three ballot measures allowing the expansion of gamble, same-sex marriage and undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition. we'll have more on the election results. first, the latest on a storm headed in our direction. >> at this hour, rain has not started to fall in the metro area. that will change. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with the forecast. >> a lot of clouds. there's capitol hill. looking at storm team 4 radar, we don't have anything falling. there's heavy
on storm team 4 radar too close to us. nearest are off the outer banks of north carolina. today, a sunny start. increase in cloud cover this afternoon. but temperatures once again reaching up to the low 50s and, yes, indeed. you mentioned it. eagles/redskins, 1:00. good weather for it. >> sounds great, chuck. thanks. >>> this morning, family and friends are mourning the loss of a maryland teen stabbed to death at a robbery at a metro station early saturday morning at the woodley park metro station. we spoke with the victim's friends and neighbors. >> reporter: 18-year-old oan has been identified as the teen stabbed to death about 1:15 saturday morning. >> senseless. it's sad. really sad. i seen his mother this morning. >> reporter: police say griffin was robbed of personal belongings at 18th street and columbia road in adams morgan, he ran into the same group at woodly park metro station on connecticut avenue. that's when his friend was robbed and beaten by the group of teens. griffin was stabbed. >> his associates had encountered his associates w robbed him at the woodley park metro and
hill today to tell lawmakers what he has learned about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. keith rsell is at the live desk with details on what lawmakers are saying about his testimony. >> wendy, general david petraeus told lawmakers he consistently told congress there were terrorist elements involved in the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. petraeus said there were extremists in the group that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others, describing them as affiliates of al qaeda. following closed-door sessions with the tej committees, the big question became did petraeus alter his stance from a previous briefing. he said on september 14th his story was different from his presentation today. democrats say it's been the same the whole time. general petraeus was not asked about his affair with paula broadwell, but did take it upon himself to apologize for his actions. live in the newsroom, keith russell, news4. >>> the white house said president obama had a constructive meeting with congressional leaders on the looming fiscal cliff. the president met with top
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